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Nescience  n.  Want of knowledge; ignorance; agnosticism. "God fetched it about for me, in that absence and nescience of mine."

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"Nescience" Quotes from Famous Books

... disease of feeling germed, And primal rightness took the tinct of wrong; Ere nescience shall be reaffirmed ...
— Time's Laughingstocks and Other Verses • Thomas Hardy

... through many paths of knowledge and philosophy, till of late years the new English phase of Kantian and Hegelian thought, which has been spreading in our universities, and which is the outlet of men who can neither hand themselves over to authority, like Newman, nor to a mere patient nescience in the sphere of metaphysics, like Herbert Spencer, has come to me with an ever-increasing power of ...
— The History of David Grieve • Mrs. Humphry Ward

... its ignorance of the Spiritual World. When Mr. Herbert Spencer affirms, "Regarding Science as a gradually increasing sphere we may say that every addition to its surface does but bring it into wider contact with surrounding nescience,"[43] from his standpoint he is quite correct. The endeavors of well-meaning persons to show that the Agnostic's position, when he asserts his ignorance of the Spiritual World, is only a pretence; the attempts to prove that ...
— Natural Law in the Spiritual World • Henry Drummond

... to Mr. Howitt, that the male is the sole originating cause of children, while the female is only the recipient and 'nurse.' These tribes, socially less advanced than the Arunta, have not the Arunta nescience of the facts of procreation, a nescience which I regard as merely the consequence and corollary of the Arunta philosophy of reincarnation. Each Arunta child, by that philosophy, has been in being since the Alcheringa: his ...
— The Euahlayi Tribe - A Study of Aboriginal Life in Australia • K. Langloh Parker

Words linked to "Nescience" :   nescient, ignorance

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